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Gear List The Gear List forum is the place to post your actual backpacking gear list, and to read what others have in their packs. Don't forget to specify weight.


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Old 01-15-2007, 08:17 AM
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Tom's First Gear List

I've finally purchased everything I feel I need for my first trip, and wanted to post it here to see what you folks think. For me, the key was as many multi-use items as humanly possible to keep the weight down. There are a few items that might not be strictly required, but they make me feel better for having them. Weights in italics are manufacturers weight, because it's ordered but hasn't arrived just yet.

So, without further ado, here it is:

PACK:
GoLite Jam (19.5 oz)

SHELTER:
Gatewood Cape (11 oz)
Lazr Nano Ti Stakes (.35 oz)
AirCore Pro Dyneema Guyline Cord Kit (1 oz)

SLEEPING GEAR
Kelty Light Year 45* Down bag (30 oz)
Regular Ridge Rest (14 oz)
Wrap-it Pillow (3.2 oz)

KITCHEN GEAR
Coleman Peak 1 Micro Stove (6.3 oz)
Walmart 1 QT Aluminum non-stick pot (5.5 oz)
Foil Lid (.35 oz)
Light My Fire Spork (.35 oz)
Orikaso Large folding bowl (1.4 oz)
Snow Peak 450 Single Wall Mug (2.4 oz)

WATER
3L Platypus Hoser (4 oz)
Micropur (1 oz)

ESSENTIALS
2 Bandanas (2 oz)
100% Deet (2 oz)
Camp Towel (1 oz)
First Aid Kit (5.5 oz)
Compass (2 oz)
Hand Sanitizer (1 oz)
travel tooth brush (0.5 oz)
Dr. Bronners 4 oz. Peppermint Soap (5.5 oz)
Backpacker's Trowel (2 oz)
Garrity LED keychain light (0.5 oz)

CLOTHING
Red Ledge Reverse Layer Microfleece Zip-Tee (11 oz)
undies (3.5 oz)
Socks [1 extra pair] (2.5 oz)
GoLite Wisp (3.17 oz)
Sierra Design Hurricane Pants (7 oz)

Total Baseweight: 9 lbs 5.13 ounces

Figure in some extra for TP (Not sure how much to take yet) and I think I'm about done. Some of this stuff isn't the lightest out there, but it was fairly light on the budget at the time of the purchase. I also figure some of this will get pared down a bit during my testing phase which will begin as soon as everything gets here

Anyone see any gaping holes here? Any and all help is appreciated!

Tom

editted to add that this is primarily for three season hiking, for two-three days, at southern and central GA trails.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:49 AM
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You have really done your homework. Very impressive!

The only thing that sticks out is a combined 11.5 oz. for stove and pot. There are lighter options, but since you have stripped so much weight elsewhere perhaps this is just what you prefer. And in that case, why not.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:51 AM
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Actually, the stove is temporary at best. It time the Peak 1 Micro will be replaced with an F1 Ultralight at 2.7 ounces. I'm also experimenting with alcohol stoves as well, just to keep the weight down

Tom
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:27 AM
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Mike_in_FHAZ Mike_in_FHAZ is offline
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nice job, amigo. Looks good in all departments.
if you want it to look really good, consider a lighter bag-30 oz for a 45 degree is affordable, but in the future consider a 35 degree that will go a bit lighter, say 20 oz. (ive a MT Hardwear Phantom 32 for sale)
also, the peppermint soap can be ditched in exchange for travel size baby wipes, which also double as TP. Just a thought.
one more thing, the Pocket Rocket is half the price of F1...
other than that you look good to go!
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:34 AM
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I second Mike's suggestion of the Pocket Rocket - you gain less than 1/2 an oz over the F1 (the PR is 3 oz), but the price can't be beat...

Wipes (dried out) are a good idea, but I think Tomcat1066 is using the soap as toothpaste as well...another idea would be to get some baking soda and use it as toothpaste and footpowder.

Otherwise, looks like a really good list!

Remnant
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:48 AM
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diana_of_the_dunes diana_of_the_dunes is offline
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I wish my first gear list had been that light! Congratulations on doing your research and making excellent choices
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for the input Mike and Remnant. I'd thought about baby wipes coming along also, even though the Dr Bronner's is for my mouth and body, it's also for washing dishes and such.

As for the bag, I got a SWEET deal on the Kelty ($40), so I sucked up the extra weight for the time being. I plan on replacing it at some point in the future with a WM Highlite at 16 ounces.

As for the Pocket Rocket, where are you guys seeing them for half the price of the F1? I've been seeing them both for about $40, and at the less weight I decided on the F1. Could yall be thinking of the F1 Powerboost?

Tom
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:07 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomcat1066
As for the Pocket Rocket, where are you guys seeing them for half the price of the F1? I've been seeing them both for about $40, and at the less weight I decided on the F1. Could yall be thinking of the F1 Powerboost?

Tom

My bad Tom...That's what I was seeing (instead of reading).

Remnant
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:27 AM
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Ahh ok, that's explains it. It's pretty easy to get them mixed up

Tom
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:21 AM
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That's a great gear list Tom!
Are those the 1 gram stakes from BPL? If so my only concern would be their holding power. They're pretty small, so they might not hold very well under windy conditions. If you watch the weather and only go when its going to be nice they shouldn't be a problem. However, I'd be a little leary of relying on them in stormy conditions.
That's just my opinion though, and I've never used them so its just an observation. Other than that its a good looking selection of gear and I wish you the best on your coming excursions.

Adam
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